08 Oct Goodbye Steve Jobs
The found of Apple has passed on at the young age of 56 years – Steve Jobs. It’s a sad thing, such a visionary and inspirational man, is now gone from the world and we are now “Job-less”.
For a person who loves technology, such as myself, i have to say.. Thank You Steve Jobs.. i was always a windows user till i recently got the Macbook Pro. You have revolutionized how computers are used and seen. I won’t get into the boring details of operating systems and hardware, but Apple as a brand is on a level all by itself. The brand that Steve Jobs has built is so strong, that you would either show immense support or dislike. People would line up for days just to get a hold of the latest gadget from Apple… now that is what you call phenomenal.
Browsing online on my lovely Macbook Pro, i came across this sweet tribute to Steve. It’s a mashup song between Nicki Minaj and Rihanna’s “Fly” together with a motivating speech by Steve Jobs Stanford’s 2005 commencement.
The song is already beautiful but combined with bits an pieces of Steve’s encouraging speech, it gives an uplifting sense of urgency with your life. Don’t waste it, life is short.
This is part of Steve’s speech thar is mentioned in the song.. It’s the portion of his speech that talks about life and death.
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
If you want to read the entire transcript of his speech which is really touching. Take a look at it here.